Meigs County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Meigs County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 410 River Rd, Decatur, 37322 TN
  • Chief:
Phone: 423-334-5268
Fax: (423)334-3165

Meigs County Sheriff's Office is located at 410 River Rd, Decatur, 37322 TN. The Meigs County Sheriff's Office phone number is 423-334-5268.

Meigs County Sheriff's Office News

It's that time again! This year we opted for a Bass Tournament instead of Crappie, but hope to still see all our past anglers! Please share!

Tickets are still available for Bingo! $10.00 and a toy will get a Bingo card! Come have some fun while helping provide toys to kids for Christmas!

It’s that time of year. Everyone mark your calendars and come join us on November 17.

The Sheriff's Department is now accepting applications for 1 Part-Time Dispatcher and 1 Part-Time Corrections Officer. Please read this post carefully for detailed information on both available positions. Part-Time Dispatcher schedule is as follows: Monday 4pm-12am Tuesday 4pm-2am Wednesday 4pm-2am Part-Time Corrections Officer schedule is as follows: Thursday 7am-5pm Saturday 6am-12pm Sunday 6am-12pm Applicants must be:18 years of age; U.S. Citizen; High School Graduate or GED; Not convicted of felony and pass background check; not have been released or discharged under any other honorable discharge from any of the armed forces; pass physcial exam; pass psychological exam(corrections only) Pay is $10.00 per hour on both positions with no health benefits offered. Please pick up applications at the Sheriff's Department 410 RIver Road Decatur TN. If you have previously applied with us we ask that you resubmit a new application. Please have applications submitted by November 9th.

Meigs County you have asked for it for weeks and with that being said, we have accepted your challenge and hope we don’t disappoint you!!! We do not own any rights to the music in the video. Thank you to James Knox for all the time and dedication he put into making this video possible.

Press Release 6/1/2018 RE: Officer Involved Shooting On Thursday May 31, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Meigs County Sheriff’s Deputies responded 1099 South No Pone Valley Road to do a welfare check on a male with a history of mental illness that was off his medication. The caller stated that there was a male shooting a gun in his basement with his mother fearing for her safety. Upon arrival Deputy Chris Hill made contact with John Eaves at the front door, Mr. Eaves had his hand in his pocket and when Deputy Hill asked him what was in his pocket he said a gun. Mr. Eaves then pulled the gun out of his pocket and shot at Deputy Hill. Deputy Hill was not hit and able to return fire wounding Mr. Eaves. At this point Deputy Jeremy Bowman arrived and was able to assist in getting Mr. Eaves into custody. Neither Deputy Hill nor Deputy Bowman was injured in the altercation. Mr. Eaves was transported by ambulance to Erlanger Hospital. Through investigation it was determined that Mr. Eaves had also been threatening his mother for the past couple of weeks as well. As is standard protocol, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) was called in to investigate the shooting and Deputy Hill is placed on paid administrative leave. Mr. Eaves is charged with attempted second degree murder and aggravated domestic assault.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dickson County Sheriff’s Office.

***UPDATE*** The gazebo has been located. We need your help identifying this truck and person responsible for stealing a gazebo from Circle Valley Circle today, 5/29/2018. If you have any information please contact Detective Alex Clary at 423-334-5268. Thanks and feel free to share.

If you have any information or have seen this stolen Razor and trailer from Hayes Ln please contact Detective Alex Clary at 423-334-5268.

Reminder about our prescription drug take back tomorrow April 28, 2018.

We have had a rash of thefts and vandalism to political signs recently to numerous political candidates. Although there has only been two reports filed, it has been confirmed this has happened to several different candidates. If you have any information concerning these crimes or see anyone vandalizing signs please contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at 423-334-5268.

It’s time for the annual spring clean up sponsored by the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office litter program, Meigs County Highway Department and TDOT. Mark your calendars on Saturday April 28 to properly dispose of all waste and to help keep Meigs County beautiful.

***Update: The child was found safe*** SHERIFF ALERT: 1 YEAR OLD TAKEN ......Be on the look out for a green Chevy SUV (Tahoe or Suburban) Tag: 4C5-9L7 Vehicle stolen from gas station in Cleveland TN within past 30mins. ****Vehicle contained a 1 year old child. If seen call 911 immediately. Please Like n Share.

On 1/25/18 Litter Officer Mike Long and 4 inmates were traveling southbound on Hwy 58 when his litter truck and trailer and another citizens vehicle was struck by a vehicle attempting to pass the citizens vehicle traveling northbound. Litter Officer Mike Long was transported to the hospital and is being treated and expected to be released soon. None of the inmates were injured nor were the other citizens struck by the vehicle. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and charges are pending against the driver who caused the wreck. Keep Officer Mike Long in your thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery.

As the snow is starting to move into our area, Sheriff Melton reminds everyone to be extra safe and cautious while traveling and only travel if it is a necessity. If you do have to travel make sure you have supplies such as water, food, blankets flashlights, etc and a fully charged cell phone to call for help in an emergency. Also if you know anyone that needs to be checked on or needs assistance please call us, we are here to serve any way we can. Our non emergency numbers are 423-334-5268 and 423-334-3163 and as always if it’s an emergency call 911. Enjoy the beautiful snow but be safe!

We need help identifying this person responsible for a theft in the Ten Mile area. Pay particular attention to the walk and if you can recognize it contact Detective Alex Clary at 423-334-5268. As always we always greatly appreciate any and help.

Thank you to everyone involved with this year’s toy drive! With all the donations we were able to help bring Christmas to 305 kids, of which 76 got brand new bicycles, in our community. This is not possible without all the caring and sharing hearts of Meigs County that we love to serve. Thank you again to the many people and businesses who donated toys, money and their time volunteering!

Reminder that applications are due Monday December 11 and handout will be the 18th. So it’s time to fill out those applications and make those donations! Thanks to everyone for all your support and help!

We are investigating a Theft of a 2016 Polaris XP 1000 Razor. Primary color is Blue and Yellow with some black on it. Was stolen from Lee Powell Ln in Ten Mile on or about 12/06/2017. Any information please contact the Meigs County SO 423-334-5268.

Thank you to Watts Bar Church for hosting our CRASE (active shooter) class taught by the Sheriff’s Department and Decatur Police Department. We had a great time and hope we shared some useful knowledge with you. If your church or business is interested in hosting a class let us know and we will schedule one as soon as possible.

Thank you to Eastview Chapel for hosting our CRASE (active shooter) class taught by the Sheriff’s Department and Decatur Police Department. We had a great time! If your church or business is interested in hosting a class let us know and we will schedule one as soon as possible.

With all the recent shootings going on in our nation Sheriff Jackie Melton wants to remind everyone about the active shooter class the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and the Decatur Police Department offer. We are willing to come to your church or business and the class is free of charge. If you have any questions or want to schedule a class please contact us.

We are now taking applications for the toy drive. Stop by the jail anytime to pick one up.

Get your boats and fishing gear ready, it’s time to go fishing again! This Saturday morning, November 11. Check-in begins at 5:30 am.

***UPDATE*** The bike has been returned to its rightful owner. Thank you to everyone who shared and kept their eyes open. We are asking for the public’s help in locating a child’s dirt bike that was stolen on 10/29/17. It's a 2004 crf 70f Honda. It’s red, gray and black & the back tire was busted. Also has Bad Boy off road sticker on front. The dirt bike was taken from a residence in the area of Centerpoint Road. If you have any information please contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at 334-5268 so we can get this child’s dirt bike back to him. Any help is greatly appreciated.